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  New laws for animal rights groups
Updated 30 July 2004, 13.53
Animal testing isn't always popular
Police will be given new powers to stop people who try to scare and hurt scientists who experiment on animals.

Some animal rights groups break the law to protest against animal testing, and it costs loads of money to police them.

The government want to give the scientists, and people who work with them, more protection from some groups who go to extreme measures.

Protesting outside someone's house will become a criminal offence, and some existing laws will be tightened up.

Protestors try to stop lab workers
Protestors try to stop lab workers
Some animal rights groups have already said they're not happy with the new rules, arguing there are enough laws already to control them.

But Home Office minister Caroline Flint said more was needed to look after scientists, who aren't breaking any laws while doing their jobs.

Often it's not just the scientists who are affected by the protestors, but their families as well.

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